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the wildfire broke out this morning. firefighters have had weather on their side. 20 acres burned but the fire is now just 10% contained. flames burning in the area of a devastating wildfire in 1990 that destroyed more than 500 homes. >> now giants situation, out in force today, to watch tv and giants taking on cardinals. however there is a little bit of a problem here. >> there is a rain delay. abc 7 news is live at that game in st. louis. he has -- joins us now with the latest. wayne? >> hello. welcome to st. louis. you know that expression if you don't like the weather stick around, it will change? take a look at the stadium. this is the rain storm. it has changed. 20 minutes ago a rain delay in the bottom of the 7th. earlier, we took a look inside of the stadium. let's begin with a giants fan
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who came from san jose. >> no way i was going to let 2000 miles come between me and playoff games. >> here is his reward. it's charming and intermim in an intimate way. the color here is red. from the bricks, to the seats to the fans, too. all red until giants came out for batting practice in a light drizzle. including kbrin wilson looking game ready despite still recovering from surgery. there is marco scutero appearing despite soreness after monday night's controversial slide behind second base. among fans there are a few from san francisco. they're transplants from the mid west. in the case of jake whitly from tennessee. don't let the beard fool you. he's nine years old and it's fake. >> he loves ryan wilson and
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lincecum and posey. he's from a cardinals house. he loves them. >> so you brought your son. he's wearing a beard. >> that is about it. >> so... i guess someone in that family is going to be happy. we don't know who, yet. as for rain here is a live picture, some st. louis fans staying inside of the stadium. a few hovering outside trying to get dry. we're told the front would arrive about the time it did. what you're looking at here is nothing. the front looks bigger. there is a long line of thundershowers, giants trailing 3-1 in the 7th. umpires could cancel the game. giants fans hoping they don't do so. we're live outside of the new busch stadium in st. louis wayne freedman abc 7 news. wayne, thank you. they're going to wait it out. good news from spencer
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christian is that it looks like within a half hour or 45 minutes it should clear. let's hope that is what happens. here is a schedule for game four that is tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. game five 5:00 p.m. friday. >> former head of the valley health plan and hospital system of santa clara scheduled to be arraigned on charges of trading prescription drugs for cash and methamphetamine. the 61-year-old resigned shortly after his arrest following a series of minor run ins with the law. >> people being stopped in his car, possession of drugs. people being chased by police on to his property. and an incident involving a storage locker. he was found with drug paraphernalia, drugs, important yog graphy. a very strange circumstance. >> prosecutors say he ran the operation out of his los gatos hills estate.
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his house mate was also arrested. bonham is free on $1 million bail ask could face up to 25 years if convicted. >> we have new information on the murder of an oakland man whose family donated his organs after he was killed in december. take a look at this surveillance video. police say it shows the victim barely bumping the suspect's car while parking. the suspect confronted the 23-year-old chris butler. he was later kill afd driving from the area, police asking for help trying to identify those two suspects. >> oakland police are looking for people posting flyers downtown calling for violence against occupy oakland protestors next week. the flyer tells residents to bring baseball bats to the anniversary event in order to beat up vandals. a previously unknown group calling itself defend our oakland movement or doom is claiming responsibility for the flyer. >> right now police in pacifica are investigating what could be the city's first homicide of the year.
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it took place this morning. neighbors reported hearing an argument coming from that house. a man in his mid-20s was found dead. the victim lived at that house with his father. >> now, to the football fan stabbed outside sunday's 49ers game for wearing a dallas cowboys jersey. >> vic lee was in the courtroom as accused attackers entered a plea. >> happening now a criminal case against two men charged with stabbing a dallas cowboys fans goes to court. the two men were arraigned this afternoon in the hall of justice. they pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon. police say they argued with a fan wearing a cowboys jersey at sunday's 49ers game against new york giants. the altercation happening just outside of the parking lot escalated into a fist fight. police say argueos started the
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brawl. they say the two suspects left for a moment, then returned with vienna carrying a knife. investigators say he stabbed the cowboys fan. then, the two ran off with bistanders chasing them to a nearby street. police made arrest. prosecutors say they're not going tolerate what appears to be increasing violence during games. the judge set bail of $500,000 for each defendant. >> a lot of people we talked to believe growing violence is system matic of a growing anger among people in our society. vic lee, abc 7 news. >> police in denver confirm a fire was set up to cover a murder. police say victims died of trauma inflicted before the fire. the call came just before it was set to close this morning. the bar on a busy thoroughfare.
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authorities believe someone had to see something there and they're looking for witnesss.. >> authorities are questioning a man they say tried to blow up the federal reserve building in new york. they arrested him in new york city this morning. after he tried to detonate a van with what he thought were explosives. they were fakes sold to him. he says' arrived in the us news january for the attack. he tried to prove people. >> now, california public utilities commission is under fire once again for consumer advocates and san bruno city officials. >> the group upset with the state p.u.c. for naming george mitchell as a mediator. this is just to determine the fine pg&e must pay for the deadly explosion two years ago. the group accuses the commission of only consulting with pg&e on the mediator concerned the law firm represented other utilitis.. >> pg&e on this decision and
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we were kept in the dark. needless to say we have little confidence that will be a fair mediation process. >> the state p.u.c. was recently criticized for suspending a public hearing on the penalty phase to allow closed door negotiations. >> on san francisco water front it took hours of work. crews have pulled out that broken $10 million yacht and gotten it out of the water it was pulled out just a short time ago. it flipped over yesterday afternoon. >> divers moved around the ac 72. team ussa's massive catta marchan. >> i'd call it destroyed. i mean... it's in several
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pieces and a lot of it is gone. >> the technician is talking about the wing or fixed sail. you can see the splintered remains from this video. he wasn't on the boat yesterday but described what happened. >> dangerous maneuver is to go from an upwind point of sail to down wind. that is what the guys were doing. >> now, ora cell is without the biggest and fastest boat. the team needs two boats to race for practice. because there is a defending champions they don't have competition between now and to 13. >> hopefully we can get things fixed up. and there is a second boat coming next spring. i think at the end of the day we'll be in good shape. >> once getting it out of the water crews can fully assess the damage. the skipper says just eye balling the boat looks to be in good shape. >> still ahead on abc 7 news
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at 4:00 fallout from the lance armstrong doping scandal. two positions he's now lost. >> also coming up has ebay stopped bleeding? good and bad news for the web site. >> michael finney is taking your questions on twitter and facebook and will answer them here live. you can contact michael on finney abc 7 and on twitter at mfinney. >> at 4:10 there is a first check of trafgs. if you're heading southbound for peninsula, you're feeling pretty good now. no problems there. however, if you're heading to the east bay lower deck of the bay bridge it's the usual four or five miles per hour crawl.
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really bad news for lance armstrong. more fallout from accusations and ruling that he used performance-enhacing drugs. >> today may have marked final fall from grace for lance armstrong. the disgraced cyclist announced he's stepping down from his cancer fighting charity live strong and on the heels of that, nike said they were receivering their endorsement deal with them. nike said it was standing by armstrong because he maintained his innocence. phil knight said due to seemingly insurmountable evidence lance armstrong misled nike more than a decade it's with sadness we've terminated our contract with him. the cyclist's name will be removed from the fitness sent
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yes, nike faced pressure to drop armstrong. in portland demonstrators took to the streets. >> not only took drugs to get results they wanted in the sport they made other people take the drugs from the team. >> u.s. antidoping agency banned armstrong for live and disqualified him of all competitive result goesing back 12 years. a move expected to strip armstrong of its seven tour de france titles armstrong denies taking illegal performance-enhacing drugs. but almost all teammates came forward saying he doped. >> to deny the reality of lances doping would be like denying gravity. >> the announcement comes as the organization gears up for a 15th anniversary this weekend. armstrong said the decision was played so the group could focus on its mission instead of his problems.
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>> former armstrong teammate levi leipheimer's team fired him for his role in the scandal. he confessed to using performance-enhacing drugs as part of the investigation. leipheimer was serving a suspension when he had another contract terminated yesterday. >> another shake frup yahoo. hi, nicole. >> good afternoon, guys. let's talk about ebay first saying sales and profit higher compared to a year ago. ebay is losing market share to amazon and other retailers. the ceo has been fighting for more upgrades. there is issue of the pay pal division. pay pal expected to announce
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substantial job cuts in the next few weeks. looks like the shake up at yahoo isn't over just yet. michael barett is reportedly the latest on his way out. the news after yahoo announced hiring henry decastro as the new chief operating officer who will oversee sales and media. barett said to be negotiating his exit as we speak. number of smart phones in use around the world passed one billion mark. so that means roughly one in every several people on this planet is now using a smart phone. the report comes from strategy analystics. they're saying we can hit two billion by 2015. turning now to a big deal in the chim sector. asml agreed to buy cyber. it's based in netherlands. its customers include samsung
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and intel. the deal aiming to boost research into next gen chips that are smaller and more powerful. microsoft may have sold out of the run of the $499 surface tab blets. it was offered ahead of early orders before october 26th official release. but now, microsoft order site has gone from guaranteeing to models for delivery by the day requests came in from customers. so there you go. stocks rising. a jump in-housing starts overshadowing disappointing results. your bloomberg silicon valley index closing lower, shares all dragging that index down. facebook finished up 2% after a report saying the company is
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making progress in the strive to make money for mobile. advertisers will fund effective ways because the audience shift to mobile. shares still down 47% e.since it's ipo. back to you. >> nicole, thank you. >> what a gorgeous day it is out there. >> fantastic. >> it is. this is like a warm summer day. we have a couple places up around 90 degrees. that is unusual for this time of the year. here is a live view from mount tam camera. clear skies. no fog at the coast. we do get often warm weather in mid october. we've seemed not to ever expect it. here is live doppler 7 hd. you can see no clouds at the coast. sunny skies from coast toinland. warming has begun.
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these are the temperature readings. 91 degrees thousand in santa rosa. 87 in napa. 87 concord. l 88 in fremont. 70 in half moon bay. we do have a red flag warning for high fire danger. it will be cooler this weekend with a sharp change in weather. let's focus on high fire danger. red flag warning from 6:00 this evening to 8:00 tomorrow morning for sacramento valley, north bay mountains and diablo range. humidity will be low, 15% to 30%. temperatures will be on the rise so we'll continue to watch that for you. starting at 7:00 this evening that center of high pressure moving inland will produce a dry wind flow. temperatures continue to rise
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tomorrow. speaking of rising temperatures how about 49ers game tomorrow after the noon. kick off 5:20. at that time it will be sunny and warm. temperatures about 75 degrees dropping into 60s as we head into evening hours. looks like it's going to be a great evening for football. starting again at 1:00 friday morning. overnight we'll see fog surging back up from our south along the coastline bringing us cooler conditions friday. we're going get a sudden sharp change. overnight clear, mild. low temperatures mid to upper. >>s to low 60s. tomorrow look for warm to hot conditions again. 76 in half moon bay. 91 in fairfield and livermore, here is a look at conditions in monterey bay tomorrow. low 80s near the bay.
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upper 80s inland. accu-weather forecast looks like this. sharp drop off in temperatures friday. cooling over the weekend. monday, tuesday, wednesday, there is a chance of rain tomorrow abc 7 giving away $49,000. winner announced october slth. you can still enter through our facebook page. you can enter your details. you can tell us how you plan to use the cash. greg saying most kids going to college. that would help. go, 49ers. janine said would it be nice to have my own washer and drier rmt and one said she'd buy a car that does not use a lot of gas. thoughtful viewers.
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we expect that from our viewers.. >> right. >> megan fox is a mom. what she named her newborn coming up next. plus... you'll meet this young girl learning how music is helping her fight a dangerous disease.
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a 0-year-old girl is making quite a come back from a rare disorder and it's music to the ears of family and friends.
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she's singing "i want to know". reagan's music and attitude run counter at all she's been through. at age six she was diagnosed with an immune disorder. she's healthy now and is donating proceeds from the song to children's hospital where she was treated. >> a red carpet in a real cemetery and a hollywood starlett giving birth. megan fox revealed she gave birth to a baby boy nearly three weeks ago. the baby is the first for fox with husband kbrin austin green. the actress revealing news saying i gave birth to our son september 27th. he's healthy, happy and perfect.
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skpf stars of pretty little liars had fun at a cemetery. >> i have a ghost. a friendly ghost. my mom is going to watch this and think i'm a lunatic but i thrive on, like, thing that's creep me out a little bit. >> you can catch the special tuesday night on abc family. stars of the abc comedy out in beverly hills talking about having fun on set. oof only time we're serious is it's 5:00 in the morning. >> season three of happy endings premiers tuesday night on abc. another all star booted from "dancing with the stars". you can see all of the interviews right new on
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>> still to come we're looking at contradictions for abc news fact check. >> new concerns about baby formula. why some
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president obama and mitt
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romney both hit the road. romney told supporters that the president has failed women claiming they have suffered through high unemployment and poverty rates. the republican candidate says he has a better plan to help women. mr. obama telling supporters romney's only plan is cutting taxes for the wealthy without revealing how he'd pay for that. >> last night's debate both men interrupted and contradicted each other. >> it was a heated debate last night. full of flames that didn't match facts. in the most talked about debate dispute mitt romney questioned a claim about calling the benghazi attack an act of terrorism. >> i want to make sure we get that for the record. it took the president 14 days before he called the attack an act of terror. >> the transcript shows the
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president did refer to acts of terror on the day after the attack. it is also true that in that rose garden speech, the president suggested the reason for attack was a protest over an antiislamic video. there was lots of back and fornl. in four years you've cut permits and licenses in half. >> not true. >> how much did you cut them by? >> we've produced more oil. >> how much did you cut licenses and permits on federal lands and waters? >> the obama administration did cut the number of drilling permits not by half but 37%. the president is accurate when he said more oil is being produced on those lands about 13% more. >> in the last four years, women have lost 580,000 jobs. that is the net of what happened in the last four years. >> fact check? that is wrong. the bureau of labor statistics put the figure at half that
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amount. making romney's estimate six times too high. the president stretched facts when talking about tax cuts on the wealthy. for above 250,000 we can go back to tax rates we had when bill clinton was president. creating 23 million new jobs. >> that is only partially true. the obama administration enacted new taxes on the wealthy. so if the tax cuts are revealed most high income americans will pay more than they did under clinton. >> coming up on abc 7 news we'll fact check claims and hear from our analyst on who won the debate and how it will impact the race. >> that is a lot of fact checking. >> third and final debate
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takes place next monday in boca raton, florida. you can watch it here live on apc 7. >> a report says number of homes entering foreclosure in california dropped to lowest level in three and a half years, data quick says 26,000 notices were recorded down 10.2% from prior three months. now, here in the bay area, notices drop bid more than 39% with san francisco, san ma dayo and santa clara counties reporting largest declines.. >> homes in three cities so expensive they're on a top 10 list of priceyest zip codes. the most expense jiff manhattan with a price of $6.1 million. animallerton third most expensive, hillsborough at
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number five and los altos hills is 7th. >> a group of bay area moms trying to make a difference across the globe. they've just returned to a trip to ethiopia. amy is giving away sweet potato muffins because of what they symbolize. >> do you know about the campaign? >> one year ago the one campaign sent amy and a handful of other mom bloggers to kenya to see how american aid money is being spent this, year, a new class of moms has just returned. >> you come back realizing you didn't know what is important. and there is a reorganization of your priorities. >> they visited schools and learned about a challenge of giving kids proper nutrition.
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they saw the farm where american aid dollars are helping adress that. >> they're caught how -- taught how to grow nutritious crops. >> this sweet po tate joe like miracle vegetable. it has so rich in nuf treents and can help these children. >> all of this talk of the tasty muffins is a way to call attention to a serious issue. >> hungry kids can't learn and are not going to be able to inherit the weather. >> that is why christie showed up to harness the power, sending a message to secretary of state clinton america's most-important war is the fight against hunger. >> best seed we can plant for peace are the seeds of these. >> just ahead concerns about
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dangers of baby formula. >> the nation's hottest husbands, one of them is in the bay area. >> thanks. today, 7 on your side is just ahead. i'm still taking your questions. you can contact me on 7 and on twitter. >> michael is about to get hotter. looking at san francisco you can see an absence of clouds. >> let's take a look at golden gate traffic. it's slowing down looking good if you're oncoming traffic is going into san francisco. stay with us.
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200,000 people googled msnbc and answer armstrong is the second most googled person. nike fired armstrong because of the doping scandal. and americans look looked for fact checks after the playoff debate. >> now for the rain delay going on in game three of the championship series. giants trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the 7th. giants fans e mailing us with proof of pride.
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next generation is getting in on the act. check out one with a tee shirt that reads don't change me until the game is over. and little madlin, you can e mail photos to you reports at >> big story now is the heat. >> yes. >> as it heats up there is a red flag warning for increased fire risk. north bay mountains and delta and of course much of the sacramento valley. this is from 6:00 this evening and we'll see conditions for you. let's shift to st. louis. the rain delay continues in the third game of the national league championship series. we can see that the severe
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thunderstorm watch is just about expired now. if there is this impressive line of thunderstorms now pushing out of the st. louis area. unless we can see a lot of trailing showers and areas of rain we should be resuming play shortly. back to our forecast for our area, it's warm, 85 in los angeles. closer to home highs ranging from 76 in half moon bay to 80 in san francisco. low 90s inland east bay at fairfield, antioch and livermore. >> all right. thank you. >> okay. >> just ahead the one small thing you can do every day to help prevent cancer. why researchers say this can make a big difference. >> first worried about identity theft? coming up on 7 on your side
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identity theft protection. is it worth the money? we'll take a look at that. >> hi there, abc 7 newsroom coming up at 5:00 drug store giant under investigation for prescription refills patients say were made without their consent. it is raising questions of insurance fraud tonight. the government cracks down on cosmetics giant for making antiwrinkle claims it may never be able to deliver. those stories and more coming up at 5:00.
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>> a new study raises concerns about infant form la. researchers say the longer a child is fed form you'lla, the longer the chances of developing pediatric leukemia. the findings were released today m a cancer conference in southern california. a study finds daily multi vitamins lower the risk of cancer in men. the research found healthy male doctor who's took the multi vit yinz lowered risk of
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developing cancer by 8%. the results are a surprise because many studies of single vitamins found they did not prevent chronic diseases and were in cases harmful. a study find yearly physicals may not be as important as you may think. research finds intervention is more effective than basic checkups. researchers say exams often involve unnecessary testing. >> redbook is on the hunt for the hottest husband in america. today katie featured a finalist on the show. the first finalest says the 38-year-old from oakland, california who is nominated by his wife, kathy. my husband spends his days working with underprivileged children. no matter how much the job or school takes out of him he never misses a taco tuesday with our family.
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>> the couple were guests on today's episode of "katie". he said he had no idea his wife entered him in the contest. to cast your vote or if you want to cast a write in ballot for michael finney just go to abc >> he's here now to answer the questions. laurie wants to know do i have to pay property tax if i don't live on it? >> it's a hole of a water that you throw money into. that is the case here, in california you have to buy a license for the boat like you do your car but you also, were you store the boat the county
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tax assessor determines how much it's wornl. then you're charged 1 to 1.1%. so you do pay property tax and dmv tag. >> kimberly wants to know this, is a question you can see ads all the time. do i d theft insurance services offer protection or just a waste of money? >> they do offer legitimate protection. have you to decide if it's money you want to spend. a lot you can do yourself. it's much like having a housekeeper. you can do it yourself or pay someone tols do it. however, they do things now you that can't do on your own. some go out and go to the web sites where they buy and sell names and identities and see if your name is there. so they do more than you can do. do you really need it? they're costly. >> yes. >> this question tweeted today
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that asks i'm aware of sf bag law. i'm wondering why some stores in chinatown charge 25 cents per bag, not 10 cents. and the law says they must charge 10 cents. and to them, they can charge whatever they want. minimum is all the law prescribes. >> key words being or more. >> right. >> thank you, ming yil. >> just ahead remembering loma prieta earthquake. 23 years after the day that shook the bay area. we'll take a look back and a look ahead at earthquake safety on the new bay bridge. >> you probably heard someone say they've golt a case of the mondays. now a study says mondays might not be the worst day of the week after all. >> now here is a look at what ahead on world news at 5:30 and tonight know you're covering the debate.
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we're told 50 million people watch. tonight we're going to breakdown what we thought was the biggest moment, the biggest whopper. and also the annual checkup with doctors. are they worth it? time, and money? is there something you should do to make sure a visit to the doctor makes you healthier? we'll have
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northern californiains remembering this date as the day that shook the bay. >> yes. remarkable. the span of the bay bridge buckled a portion of interstate 880 freeway collapsed and marina district caught fire. >> laura anthony joins us live now. you got an inside-view of the eastern span today? >> i did. if all goes to plan this will
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be the last anniversary of the loma prieta quake. the image and the moments after the 7.1 quake will be etched in our minds. the bridge built in 19 30s, four inches at that location. the quake shook the bridge more than that. it sheared off metal folds. cal transsays an eastern span has been engineered to withstand a 1500 year quake. today we got an inside look at the various components built into the new span caltrans say will allow as much as six feet of movement without causing major damage to the larger bridge. >> first thing we have are these giant bearings. they're like huge hockey pucks. right above us is a joint that
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almost looks like an accordion. so that cars driving over it at that moment are -- the bridge doesn't separate. they can get through. this is are can slide in and out. >> not everyone agrees it provides earthquake safety tonight wael hear from an engineer and we'll hear from a man driving across the span at the moment that section collapsed 23 years ago today. >> we've got a countdown to completion of the new bay bridge. 320 days to go now. >> thofs us driving in from the east bay are anxious to see it opened up.
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san mateo bridge will be closed this weekend. >> it will shut down at 10:00 friday night. caltrans installing new seismic joints. don't forget to use awc 7 news waze traffic app. >> just to help you prepare in the event of an earthquake be sure to look for prepare norcal page. it's got everything you need to know to be ready for the next big earthquake it would be easy to assume monday would be the grumpiest day of the week. >> what day is it for you? >> oh, carolyn, every day? research studied over a year found people complain equally every day of the week except for friday and saturday. >> tuesday at 11:45 in the
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morning when be when bad moods peak. vermont university researchers checked two million tweets found most negative words were used on wednesdays.. >> those of us with sunnier dispositions, um we don't know about this stuff. >> thanks for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. >> i'm in the saying i'm one of them. i want to remind you about the new alarm clock app. >> abc 7 news at 5:00 begins right now. >> thank you. a doctor drug bust in the south bay. police say a doctor supplied illegal drugs to minors and may be involved in child porn. >> live from the roof of abc 7 news i can feel the heat. i'll let you know when cooler weather will arrive. >> game three of the giants
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series is on hold because of rain delays. >> good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> a south bay doctor is in serious trouble with the law tonight. >> is he accused of supplying drugs to minors and trading prescription drugs for cash but that may not be all. abc 7 news reporter david louie is live with a story. david? >> valley health plan is for current and retired employees of santa clara county. the former administrator who left the job is accused of running a drug exchange. we're told is that a task force is accusing the former pediatrician of writing prescriptions for people with drug records. this is a booking photo of marvin bonham.
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he didn't patience as an add minute straightor, investigateors say he was writing a lot of prescriptions. >> he'd prescribed 29 different individuals prescriptions of abused substances. oxycontin and oxycodone. >> investigators say he had written over a thousand prescriptions of ochls oxycontin for his roommate. a tracking system determined half of the prescriptions were given to people with drug arrest records. >> we're seeing many had criminal histories including drug arrests and arrest for drug sales. >> he lives in this hillside estate. he was released on $1 million bail but would not open the door at his house.


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